Knitting, crochet, and other kinds of crafting can have healing, comforting properties. Project Knitwell brings that exact form of comfort to those who need it.
Lion Brand Yarn partners with Project Knitwell by donating yarn to their cause, so they can focus on helping people in need. In 2015, we published a booklet, titled The Comfort of Knitting, the proceeds of which are donated to Project Knitwell as well as the Alzheimer's Association.
Carol Caparosa founded the group in 2010. She had experience with the extremely stressful situation that is being the parent of a child with health problems. She looked to knitting to help pass the time in waiting rooms while her daughter underwent multiple heart surgeries. This is when she realized that crafting provided a welcome distraction from her worries.
Patients, families, and caregivers all benefit from the therapy of knitting. It can help with relaxation and positive thinking. Plus, it's a way to pass the time and create something tangible.
Project Knitwell for Caregivers
Our booklet, The Comfort of Knitting, doesn't just teach the basics. It features several beginner projects, as well. On top of that, there's a lot of really great information about the health benefits of knitting.
This booklet is tailor made for caregivers. People who play the very important role of tending to someone who is sick or in another stressful situation have a unique set of needs.
Knitting improves health and well-being. Self-care is vital for caregivers, both to be there for the person they are helping and for themselves. This guide features several pages of information about the comforts and benefits of knitting.
Lion Brand is proud to support Project Knitwell. Their cause is a worthy one, and it's great to use our craft to help others.
If you would like to donate or volunteer, visit their website to learn more.